incomplete divination at 7

Forgive me if I go dark
     ///| unexpectedly
          the silverback decked me
                 & before I knew it
                 I was seeing stars &
                 relaying my address
         to the carnivorous ether[net]

                I’m drawing Temperance
                the Hermit and I’m seeing
                an Empress grinning
                devilishly, dangerous World
                for Lovers, in need of a Magician

                Especially now…


Fever Dream

A woman sits across from me
dealing cash for tarot dreams
her shawl laced with owl wings &
bronze ankles swaying/dangling
flickering gold & crystalline beads

by candlelight she’s peering up underneath
two black satin fans of lashes
Then she centers her gaze on You
You’re here too?
The magic woman gnashes her teeth
She says: don’t you know
what’s always next?

High Priestess, I guess but you don’t
believe in these things I know it—-
Death, dealing the skull with a smile to show it
Funny way to say Change you spit
Laying the Devil card flat with a hit